Competitive Information for Scyther [Gold/Silver]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Scyther? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Gold/Silver Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Gold/Silver generation metagame.
Scyther is a wonderful Bug and Flying-typed Pokemon. Scyther is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities back in the Gold/Silver Pokemon games. Scyther is weak to Electric, Fire, Flying, Ice, and Rock-typed attacks.
Item: Life Orb
- Double-Edge / Return
- Wing Attack
- Steel Wing
- Rock Smash
Physical Sweeper Scyther (Retro)
Scyther is a spectacular Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Return is a physical 0-base power Normal-type move (max 102 power at maximum happiness).
♦ Wing Attack is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Flying-type move that deals damage.
♦ Steel Wing is a physical 70-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Scyther's defense by 1 stage).
♦ Rock Smash is a physical 20-base power Fighting-type move (50% chance to lower the target's defense by 1 stage).
Wondering what moves can Scyther learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Scyther can perform in Gold/Silver. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive GS Move and Ability Combos for Scyther
- Moves: Endure + Reversal
- Moves: Rest + Sleep talk
- Moves with Priority: Quick Attack, Detect, Endure, Protect
Create a build
Have an idea in mind for Scyther that you'd like to test? Customize the IVs, EVs and their Gold/Silver moveset. This area allows you to examine the typing coverages of selected moves and stat variances.
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